Showing posts from February 24, 2016

EU EURO Telegram - published 23 February 2016

# CAPITAL MARKETSLSE: Potential merger of equals between London Stock Exchange Group plc ("LSE") and Deutsche Boerse AG ("Deutsche Boerse")Deutsche Börse AG: Potentieller Zusammenschluss unter Gleichen zwischen Deutsche Börse AG ('Deutsche Börse') und London Stock Exchange Group plc ('LSE')Former EU Commission decision: Case No COMP/6166 - DEUTSCHE BÖRSE / NYSE EURONEXT# FINANCE REGULATIONUS-EU Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue: Joint statementEuropa- und Bundes-Grüne konsultieren ihre Finanzmarkt-Agenda gemeinsam online# BANKING UNIONEBA to launch the 2016 EU wide stress test on 24 February 2016EBA updates its Risk Dashboard for EU banking sectorSRB: Data collection for resolution planning and the determination of the Minimum Requirement for own funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL)Briefing - The Implementation of Bail-in in Recent Resolution and State Aid Cases -EP THINKTANKEnglish version: Speech  Sabine Lautenschläger: Caught in the middle? …

EU LEGAL Telegram - published 23 February 2016

# TAX EVASIONOECD: All interested countries and jurisdictions to be invited to join - global efforts led by the OECD and G20 to close international tax loopholesHighlights - Exchange of views with Dutch State Secretary for Finance - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)S&Ds back clear priorities for a strong report on tax evasionDie Grünen: Angekündigte Bankrotterklärung der EU-Kommission beim Kampf gegen Steuerdumping in der EUEuropaabgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE.): EP-Sonderausschuss (TAX2) - Kommission schwärzt weiter DokumenteEP Draft report - Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation - PE 576.877v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs  by MEP Dariusz Rosati# UK SETTLEMENTUK Government policy paper: The best of both worlds: the United Kingdom's special status in a reformed European UnionHow I will be voting in the up coming UK referendum and why – MEP Vicky Ford (ECR)Polish For…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 23 February 2016

# ENERGY UNIONEU Commission: Speech by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the meeting with local stakeholders, academia, representatives of public and regional authorities, Klaipėda University, LithuaniaA New Deal for Energy Consumers – Making it a reality - Speech by Commissioner Věra Jourová at the 8th Citizen's Energy ForumITRE Committee on New Deal for Energy ConsumersGetting retail markets' basics right is key to put consumers in the driving seat, EURELECTRIC saysBEUC: Joint call from consumers and energy providers to improve information on energy offers# ENERGY COSTSITRE Committee Public Hearing on 'Energy costs and EU industry competitiveness'Drivers of Electricity Bills: Supporting graphs, methodology and country notes - A EURELECTRIC methodology noteEurelectric: Improved Comparability of Energy Offers# ENERGY MARKET GOVERNANCEEU Commission: Updated open Consultation on streamlining of planning and reporting obligations as part of the energy unio…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 23 February 2016

# POST COP21Application de la COP21 : déplacement de Ségolène Royal à Bonn pour définir le calendrier et les priorités en 2016Déplacement de Ségolène Royal en Afrique sur le thème des énergies renouvelables et de l'Accord de Paris pour le climatThe impact of the conclusions of COP21 on European transport policy – EESCLebanon Salutes 41 Private Firms for Reporting GHG Emissions – UNFCCC nama news# CARBON MARKETSEP Hearing documentation: EMISSIONS TRADING SYSTEM – ETSUCL Institute for Renewable Resources: Role of gas as 'bridge' to a low carbon future in the UK is limited, new research findsThe Climate Group: Half of the world agrees carbon markets crucial to tackling climate change: ICAP reportEmissions Trading Worldwide: ICAP Status Report 2016 - Carbon Pulse# CAR EMISSIONSGreens/EFA Roadmap for the Committee of Inquiry - Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS)18/7587 (PDF) Antwort auf die Kleine Anfrage - Drucksache 18/7428 - Überprüfung der von Volkswagen v…

EU TRADE Telegram - published 23 February 2016

# TTIPTTIP – 12th round of talks: Stakeholder outreach on Wednesday 24 FebruaryTTIP 12th round stakeholder presentations event - List of the four sesions that take place during the 12th round of the EU-US trade talksJoint statement on EU-US negotiations for a bilateral agreement on insurance and reinsurance measuresUS-EU Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue: Joint statementEU Fact Sheets - Transatlantic relations: USA and Canada - EP THINKTANKSPÖ-Abgeordnete nach Aussprache mit Malmström: Weiterhin Kritik an SchiedsgerichtenCEEP: Statement on Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter in TTIPBusinesseurope: TTIP – we must remain ambitiousEBD De-Briefing Europäische Handelspolitik am 4. März 2016BMWi: Staatssekretär Machnig führt Round Table Gespräch zum "EU-US Privacy Shield" # TRADE STRATEGYDraft opinion - A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment - PE 576.819v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs# UKRAINEUkrainian PM Arseniy…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - published 23 February 2016

# COMPETITIVENESSAgenda of the Competitiveness Council on 29/02/2016Single market strategy for services and goodsCompetitiveness check-up and the circular economySteel industryESPON Seminar “Territory matters: keeping Europe and its regions competitive”# THE JUNCKER PLANEFSI: Investment Plan for Europe: €2 billion in fresh loans for 20,000 businesses in Spain# INNOVATIONThe 5th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems – ICORES 2016Dutch EU Council Presidency - Program: European Social Innovation Competition 2016Bundestag: 18/7620 (PDF) Unterrichtung Gutachten zu Forschung, Innovation und technologischer Leistungsfähigkeit Deutschlands 2016# SINGLE MARKETHearing documentation: Single Market StrategySingle Market governance within the European Semester 2016: plenary debate and voteSingle Market Forum in Malta: Tackling internal barriers to movement of goods and labour# SMEILO Briefing: Erosion of the middle class in Europe# INDUSTRYDefence: Group of Persona…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - published 23 February 2016

# MOBILE WORLD CONGRESSEU Commissioner Oettinger’s Speech at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona: Creating Value for Vertical IndustriesEU Commission: EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technologyUpdated - 5G: tech and telecom industries support initiatives to put EU in the lead5G empowering vertical industries – Huawei# SPECTRUMStudy on Economic and Social Impact of Repurposing the 700 MHz band for Wireless Broadband Services in the EU – SMART 2015/001039th RSPG Meeting Public Debriefing on 24 February 2016 - Radio Spectrum Policy Group# DSMDocumentation of Workshop on "New rules for contracts in the digital environment" - Committee on Legal AffairsEU Fact Sheets - The ubiquitous digital single market - EP THINKTANKEU Fact Sheets - A Digital Agenda for Europe# E-GOVERNMENTEasy, transparent, secure: public consultation results indicate how digital public services should look like in the EUEU Commission: Contributions and preliminary trends of the public consul…

EU FUNDING Telegram - published 23 February 2016

# BUDGETEP Thinktank: EU Fact Sheets - The Union’s expenditure: approved jointly by the Council and ParliamentEP Thinktank: EU Fact Sheets - Implementation of the budgetEP Thinktank: EU Fact Sheets - Budgetary controlEU budget - 3 billion Euros spent without control as EU Council refuses parliamentary accountability - GREENS-EFAEuropean Movement proposes to use European Central Bank profit as an EU own resource# EFSIEFSI: Investment Plan for Europe: €2 billion in fresh loans for 20,000 businesses in Spain# ESIFEU Fact Sheets - Cohesion Fund - EP THINKTANKEU Fact Sheets - The common agricultural policy (CAP) and the Treaty - EP THINKTANK# ELTISELTIS / INEA: €13 bn requested for EC transport funds# HORIZON 2020H2020 Concertation meeting in support of the Cultural & Creative IndustriesHorizon 2020: A platform to help develop Africa's mineral wealthHorizon 2020:  Graphene Flagship & industrial partners exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2016# DG RTDEvents - Workshop on Health Cl…